There are two types of propane tanks. ASME tanks have a large capacity and can be safely buried. DOT cylinders are portable and typically hold relatively small amounts of propane.
An ASME propane tank can be buried with minimal excavation costs, leaving only a small dome visible just inches above the ground. This dome allows for easy servicing and refilling, and it can be easily screened with shrubs or other plantings to blend seamlessly into a home's overall landscaping. A centrally located ASME tank can even provide propane to an entire development of homes.
When selecting a location for the placement of either type of tank, you should evaluate only accessible, safety-approved sites.
For more information about propane tank selection and placement, visit our website for construction professionals, www.buildwithpropane.com. Also, remember that your propane retailer can advise you on proper tank size and location, as well as handle both the installation and the gas hookup to the house, according to your project schedule.